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    New Member - MG Midget - Calgary AB

    Well, this is a little embarrassing - I'm a new member here because of an Italian car. Worse, it's not even my car. Even worse than that, I signed up to see pictures of a scooter... an Italian Lambretta with faded tail light lenses. The good news is that I now have a possible solution to faded rear lenses on a 1967 Fiat Dino 2000 that belongs to a friend. It's probably all OK though, since Luigi the plumber insisted that I register...

    So with that confession out of the way, I have a 1979 MG Midget 1500 that I've owned for 35 years. It's running well after a couple of years of picking away at a backlog of necessary fixes (rear suspension, brakes all around, tie rods, new exhaust manifold, carb/choke rebuild, new carpets...). Normally I can be found over at MG Experience, but now that I'm here, I'm hoping the the forums here are as helpful. It's always good to have another avenue for sharing advice and information.

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    Re: New Member - MG Midget - Calgary AB

    Dave - welcome to BCF. You'd be surprised how many Italian cars BCF members have - Alfa Romeo for example. Even some Lambrettas pop up here from time to time.

    I'd bet most everyone here got their car "running better" after tackling one job after another. Have to admit, with 35 years owning that Midget, you're well qualified to answer questions here as well as ask them.

    Here's the Midget area if you feel like taking the plunge.

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/...p?31-Spridgets

    Good to have you with us.
    Tom M.
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    History: 1976 MGB, 1959 Triumph TR3A, 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190b, 1958 Rambler American.
    Current: 1953 MG TD27318.

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    Re: New Member - MG Midget - Calgary AB

    welcome fellow Canadian and 1500 Big Block owner. - another also Italian owner though the Fiat hasn't moved on its own in a long time and it will be a long time.

    come on over to Spridgets and post some pics.
    John-Peter Smit
    1976 MG Midget
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    1958 Fiat Multipla (Barn art)

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    Re: New Member - MG Midget - Calgary AB

    Thank you both for the warm welcome. As I've looked at some of the forums here, it seems like a good place to find and share enthusiasm for these old classics.

    I am totally stealing the Midget "Big Block" label and using it shamelessly!

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    Re: New Member - MG Midget - Calgary AB

    We're glad to have you aboard, Dave! Would love to see some pictures of that Dino!
    All Things Must Pass...

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    Re: New Member - MG Midget - Calgary AB

    Quote Originally Posted by yycmidget View Post
    I am totally stealing the Midget "Big Block" label and using it shamelessly!
    no worries I stole it too.
    John-Peter Smit
    1976 MG Midget
    1969 Vauxhall Viva GT
    1958 Fiat Multipla (Barn art)

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